Soybean Oil is the Devil

For your health, that is:

New UC Riverside research shows soybean oil not only leads to obesity and diabetes, but could also affect neurological conditions like autism, Alzheimer’s disease, anxiety, and depression.

Used for fast food frying, added to packaged foods, and fed to livestock, soybean oil is by far the most widely produced and consumed edible oil in the U.S., according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. In all likelihood, it is not healthy for humans.

Chart depicts consumption of edible oils in the U.S.
Chart depicts consumption of edible oils in the U.S. for 2017/18.
Credit: USDA

It certainly is not good for mice. The new study, published this month in the journal Endocrinology, compared mice fed three different diets high in fat: soybean oil, soybean oil modified to be low in linoleic acid, and coconut oil.

The same UC Riverside research team found in 2015 that soybean oil induces obesity, diabetes, insulin resistance, and fatty liver in mice. Then in a 2017 study, the same group learned that if soybean oil is engineered to be low in linoleic acid, it induces less obesity and insulin resistance.

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What? No way!

Soybean oil also makes you a wimp, as I said in a recent interview (which irritated at least one person).

I have no idea what is going on with the water supply or who knows what, but soy is good enough to blame for now.

There are better oils out there.

Real lard, home-rendered beef tallow, virgin coconut oil, good olive oil, bacon fat, etc.

Stay away from the soy! Make your own mayo, make your own salad dressings, and read all the labels.

I would also skip cottonseed oil, canola oil, “vegetable oil,” and anything hydrogenated or partially hydrogenated. It’s garbage.

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Published at Mon, 28 Feb 2022 10:21:35 -0500

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